The warm weather and rain have spurred a rapid progression in the spring wildflowers at MSJ. In just the past few days marsh marigold, bloodroot, spring beauty, false rue anemone and dutchman's breeches have started blooming. At peak bloom the marsh marigold will blanket the woodland fen in gold.
The closure of public masses and other worship services has been for many of us one of the most painful consequences and deepest sacrifices of the C0ronavirus pandemic. During times of fear, tragedy and hardship our impulse is to turn to each other and the rituals that mark both the basic rhythms and the transitions of our lives.
Since we're unable to offer hikes and retreats until the Coronovirus risk has passed, we're re-publishing some online tools and resources you can use to continue to deepend your relationship with creation as spring unfolds all around us. This is an introduction to Praying in Nature, written by Sr. Leanne.
2020 marks the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis' environmental encylical Laudato Si. We wrote this discussion guide for communities to reflect and to discern actions they can take to care for God’s creation.